Dr. Gretchen Piatt is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Learning Health Sciences and Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan Schools of Medicine and Public Health. She serves as the Department of Learning Health Science’s Vice Chair and Associate Chair for Education. In this role, she directs the Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems MS and PhD program, an AHRQ-competency based degree program focused on transforming health through learning health system approaches.  

Dr. Piatt also serves as the Co-Director of the Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research.  She has expertise in implementing, designing, and evaluating community interventions aimed at improving health care delivery for individuals with diabetes who are from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research. She leads research teams that design and evaluate interventions in the primary and secondary prevention of diabetes and its complications, including implementation and evaluation of self-management support interventions in under-resourced communities, federally qualified health centers, and primary care. Dr. Piatt has built a national and international reputation in this area over the past fifteen years.